WHAT'S ON AT RMHC

TUE
27
FEB

Parents' Information Evening - School Support

Advocating for your Child in the School System The Ronald McDonald House Adelaide and Cystic Fibrosis Association of SA are collaborating to provide a Parent Information Evening to provide practical strategies and resources to assist parents with children who have a chronic illness to advocate for their child in the school system. This evening is free and open to anyone who is a parent or carer for a child with a chronic illness.  Gain the confidence to advocate for your child at school  Learn new ways to help you work with the school to provide the right support for your child  Improve communication with school staff  Learn effective communication strategies to support your child at school Session will be held on Tuesday 27th February Adelaide South West Community Centre 171 Sturt Street Adelaide 7pm-9pm, including light refreshments The session will be facilitated by an educator, and all participants will receive a resource pack. Please contact Verity Gobbett on verity.gobbett@rmhc.org.au or Nicky ntitchener@cfsa.org.au to secure your place

SUN
11
MAR

RBC Race for the Kids 2018

RBC Race for the Kids is an exciting series of fifteen charitable runs supporting children’s causes and the fourth year RBC Race for the Kids has been held in Sydney. Our goal is to raise over $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House Randwick (RMHR) and attract 1,000 runners. Funds will go towards helping RMHR make a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families and will support refurbishing an isolation unit and creating a sanctuary space at the Randwick House. The day is guaranteed to be fun for everyone who attends. People of all ages can run, skip, jog, scoot, walk with your dog, or pram around the 5km or family routes. After the race join the family festival for a bite to eat or a cool drink. Our new Ambassador Sydney Thunder Cricketer, Chris Green will also be taking part on the day and there will be a whole host of exciting activities for the entire family including goodie bag challenge, bouncing castles and interactive fun zones and much much more. Grab your colleagues, friends and family and spend a Sunday raising money for a worthy cause. If you can't make it on the day why not sign up to be a remote runner? We will send you a pack and then you can create your own family 2k or 5k run, walk or jog. Check out the schedule below: Registrations Open: 7:00am Warm Up: 8:40am Welcome Speeches: 8:50am Race Start: 9:00am Festival Zone Opens: 9:15am Race Presentation: 10:00am Head Line Performance: 10:30am Event Closes At: 1:00pm We look forward to seeing you on the day!

SAT
24
MAR

Raw Challenge supporting RMH Hobart

Help us celebrate our 20th Birthday this year by joining us on Saturday, 24 March 2018 as we partner with Raw Challenge Tasmania to challenge ourselves in the 7km mud run obstacle course. This fun filled event will help us to raise much needed funds to support Tasmanian families with seriously ill or injured children. $20 from each registration for the 11:15am ‘charity wave’ will help us keep our doors open to more families this year and into the future. Places are limited so register today! http://bit.ly/1115WaveRMHHobart

SAT
24
MAR

Ronald McDonald House Canberra Gala Ball

Join us for our annual Gala Ball.

SUN
08
APR

Mission ImPERTHable

Solve the great Diamond heist and catch the thief to win! Starting at 11.00am you will receive Missions on your Smartphone. Solve one mission to receive your clue to the next. There will be about 40 missions over four hours. Winners will the team who solves the missions in the shortest time. A random team will be a big winner, another will be the best costume and the highest fundraiser.

SAT
14
APR

2018 Charity Superstars - Australian Running Festival

Would you like to be a Charity Superstar for Ronald McDonald House Canberra at the 2018 Australian Running Festival? We will cover your entry fee and all you need to do is agree to fundraise for us. All money raised comes directly to Ronald McDonald House Canberra.

THU
10
MAY

El Camino for the Kids

As part of El Camino for the Kids, you will join a group of inspiring individuals dedicated to supporting the Ronald McDonald Houses in Victoria provide a home-away-from-home for seriously ill children and their families. From Sarria to Santiago, you will trek under the shade of old oak trees into peaceful hamlets set against the rolling green backdrop of Galicia. At night, you will experience Spain’s colourful culture and cuisine. On what other adventure can you follow in the footsteps of the Romans, the Knights Templar, pilgrims and modern day adventurers to Santiago de Compostela? Best of all, every step you take helps raise vital funds for the Ronald McDonald Houses at Monash and Parkville to provide basic essentials to families caring for seriously ill children: somewhere safe and affordable to stay, close to their sick child.

SAT
28
JUL

RMHC Tasmanian Gala Ball

Save the date for the upcoming Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Tasmanian Gala Ball! The Ball aims to raise vital funds for the charity, helping to keep families close in times of need. This annual black tie event, now in its 23rd year, will host over 500 guests for a night of fine food, wine and headline entertainment. Peppered with silent and live auctions and money ’can’ buy experiences, all funds raised on the night go directly to the Ronald McDonald House Hobart and the Ronald McDonald Learning Program in Tasmania. By providing a home away from home, Ronald McDonald Houses allow families to stay close to their sick children while they receive hospital treatment. Ronald McDonald House Hobart is at capacity almost every night. This House in 2017 alone provided 2,630 nights of accommodation to families with a seriously ill child, meaning resources at the Houses are stretched. As well as the House, 2017 saw Ronald McDonald House Charities support children in Tasmania through the Learning Program. The Program enable children with serious illness and their siblings who would otherwise miss out on education, to continue or catch up with schooling. It’s a night not to be missed! For more information, please contact tasrmhcball@gmail.com

SAT
08
SEP

Ronald McDonald House Orange Annual Ball 2018

Claim the date for the annual Ronald McDonlad House Orange Ball - Carnivale Under the Big Top. More information to follow soon

FRI
14
SEP

Central Park Plunge 2018

The Central Park Plunge is back in 2018, providing Plungers the opportunity to abseil 220m down Perth's tallest building, Central Park. In September 2018 there will be 4 ropes so round up a team of friends, family or work colleagues and take the plunge together for seriously ill children and their families. Registrations for this sell out charity event are open in mid February – watch this space for registration information.

PAST EVENTS

SAT
17
FEB

Community Open Day - you're invited!

The opening of the 60-room Ronald McDonald House Westmead is just around the corner ... and you're invited to take a look! Community Open Day Saturday 17 February, 2018 12.00pm - 3.00pm Ronald McDonald House Westmead 1 Labyrinth Way, Westmead Join us for an exclusive tour of the House, some family fun and a bite to eat in our Family Zone. Entry on the day is by gold coin donation, however registrations are essential. Simply click the ticket link to register your attendance! It is only with the support from government, corporates and the community that this House has been possible, and we cannot wait to welcome our first families into the House later this month. Don't miss your chance to see the House that Love Built! What's happening on the day? Between 12.00pm - 3.00pm, visitors can enjoy a tour of the new Ronald McDonald House Westmead, a variety of activities in our outdoor 'Family Zone', and a delicious BBQ lunch kindly provided by our friends at Rapid Relief Team. Entry to the House and Family Zone on the day is by gold coin donation, with 100% of proceeds supporting Ronald McDonald House Westmead. Getting to the House: The new Ronald McDonald House Westmead is located at 1 Labyrinth Way, Westmead. If arriving by car, please note that no parking available at Ronald McDonald House Westmead. Limited parking will be available in the P14 oval car park inside the Westmead hospital precinct - a short walk to and from the House. Limited street parking is also available off Redbank Rd, Westmead. Pedestrian entry to the House is via Labyrinth Way. Visitors are reminded to take care and stay to designated footpaths, as roads within the area remain open as normal for vehicles travelling within the Westmead precinct. For more information on the event, or Ronald McDonald House Westmead, please contact the House on 02 9845 0600 or email ourhouse.westmead@rmhc.org.au

THU
15
FEB

Gus comes to Albany!

Gus is coming to visit his friends in Albany! Please join us for this special visit.

SAT
16
DEC

Andy's Christmas Lights and BBQ

Enjoy Andy and Carmen's famous Christmas lights display and a fantastic evening BBQ in Northmead in the lead up to Christmas. The Christmas lights twinkle every night of course, but on December 16 and on December 24, you can also try their delicious BBQs ... and we can guarantee Christmas Eve will be something extra special! Come and admire the lights, and feel free to lend some support and make a small donation to Ronald McDonald House Westmead when you attend one of Andy and Carmen's BBQs.

THU
14
DEC

Christmas Lights Bike Ride

LET'S GLOW!! It's time again to organise your bikes, lights and festive cheer as we once again host the annual Christmas Lights Bike Ride! This family friendly event suits all levels of riders and is a great way to indulge in some festive spirit, while raising money for the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Palm Cove! Organise your family, your friends and your sporting clubs! Everyone is invited to participate. Riders will leave the Esplanade and continue to Edge Hill to take in the Christmas lights and sights along the way before finishing back at the Esplanade. For more information contact Jill Lennox at jill@mcdonaldsfnq.com.

FRI
24
NOV

The Final Spin - RMHC Ride for Sick Kids SA Final Team Dinner

Join Olympian, Australian World Champion cyclist and SA Ride Ambassador, Annette Edmondson for an evening full of fun, laughs and "wheelie" delicious food! Special performance by comedian, Georgie Carroll. $70 per adult / $15 per child (under 13 years and includes kid's meal, ice cream sundae and drink). Bar facilities available. Tickets available soon - SAVE THE DATE!

SUN
19
NOV

2017 RMHC Ride for Sick Kids SA

We're now accepting expressions of interest for the 2017 RMHC Ride for Sick Kids SA event, taking place in November. This year's ride promises to be one to remember, with cyclists departing from Broken Hill and riding to Adelaide, via the Riverland! Stay tuned for more information, however if this sounds of interest, please email samantha.sturm@rmhadelaide.org.au or kristen.hardy@rmhadelaide.org.au with your details so we can provide you with information as soon as it is released. It's going to be a fantastic route. Stay tuned!

SAT
18
NOV

2017 Whitsunday Ronald McDonald House Charity Gala

Please join us for a "Greater than Gatsby" fundraiser as we raise much-needed funds for sick kids and their families that need the support of Ronald McDonald House North Queensland. We'll guarantee a Roaring Twenties good time with premium food, drink and entertainment, and of course, plenty of opportunities to support your local Ronald McDonald House. Buy your tickets today! http://bit.ly/2017WhitsundayGala

WED
15
NOV

Food and Wine Evening 2017

Join us for an evening of sampling local wines, craft beers and gourmet canapes.

SAT
11
NOV

RMHC Mercedes-Benz Ball

The RMHC Mercedes-Benz Ball is on again and is a highlight on the Perth social calendar. Join us from 6pm on Saturday 11th November for all the fun and help us to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The RMHC Mercedes-Benz Ball is a sell-out event year after year and has become known as Perth’s most prestigious charity event raising record amounts. We rely on the continued generosity of businesses and organisations to help raise these funds to continue providing a home away from home for regional WA families with a seriously ill child. This year we will play host to guests in the brand new Crown Towers Perth ballroom and is set to be bigger than ever with entertainment including Jessica Mauboy, Thirsty Merc and Drum Machine DJ, Percussia. We welcome back our platinum sponsors, Mercedes-Benz and Crown.

SUN
05
NOV

Movie Under The Stars

Sara Perry & Belle Property Castle Hill are proud to present “Movie Under The Stars” in support of Ronald McDonald House Westmead. Ronald Mc Donald House Westmead is built on the simple belief that when a child is seriously ill, nothing should stand in the way of their family staying close to support them during a challenging time. For many families, the house provides a safe haven where there’s no need to worry about where they can afford to stay, where their next meal will come from or where they will lay their heads to rest. The Ronald McDonald House Westmead holds a very special place in Sara’s heart, so we have decided to put together a family fun day out where your family can also make difference. So please come along, bring your families & a picnic blanket & enjoy the day with Sara Perry & The Belle Property family to help raise much needed funds for the families who call Ronald McDonald House Westmead home. The special events planned for the day include: • Boutique Market Stalls • Rides, Carnival Games, Jumping Castle • Face Painting • Meet & Great Popular Disney Characters • Food Trucks such as “Bella Shack & The Bearded Bakers “ • The Golden Ridge Animal Farm Petting zoo • Outdoor Cinema playing a family movie • Entertainment & special guest appearances • DJ all day • Fireworks and so much more.... We look forward to creating great memories with you and your families and look forward to seeing you there!